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October 15, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nexstar) — The controversy over immigration and the Census may have already done damage to the accuracy of the 2020 Census.
October 11, 2019
Austin, T.X. – Tomorrow, Saturday, October 12, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett will join Austin ISD, The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, and College Forward to hold a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) event at Akins Early College High School. With FAFSA experts on hand, high school seniors and their families are invited to come and fill out the FAFSA to ensure that every student is applying for financial aid. In 2018, high school graduates missed out on $2.6 billion in free assistance for college because they did not submit a FAFSA.
October 10, 2019
In late May, I called for an inquiry to determine whether President Donald Trump had committed impeachable offenses after he reacted to the Mueller report with a Mafia-style defense. He insisted that, while President, he could neither be investigated nor prosecuted, that he is empowered to ignore Congress, and declared that the Constitution allows him to do “whatever” he wants. Trump seems intent on breaking the law most days; on others, he breaks and divides America with hate speech.
October 10, 2019
San Antonio, T.X. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, reacted to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) briefing on H.R. 3, The Lower Drug Costs Now Act:
October 7, 2019
Austin, T.X. — Today, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) released the following statement reacting to an order from a U.S. District Court in Manhattan this morning that President Trump is not above the law when it comes to furnishing his tax returns:
October 4, 2019
Impeachment of a president is a question of enormous magnitude, not to be undertaken lightly. Under our Constitution, it is an essential tool to check abuse of presidential authority and ensure one-person rule does not replace our system of checks and balances. Our founders did not intend for anyone to be above the law — certainly not the executive wielding the greatest power.
September 24, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), who has long supported an impeachment investigation, released the following statement on the heightened urgency of beginning impeachment hearings:
September 19, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, released the following statement in regards to today’s release of H.R. 3: The Lower Drug Costs Now Act:
September 18, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee and House Budget Committee Member, joined Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Ranking Member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) to introduce the Stop the Wait Act. After waiting months to qualify for coverage through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), individuals with disabilities are forced to wait another five months to get a disability check and another two years to obtain health coverage through Medicare. This bipartisan effort stops the wait to provide prompt access to healthcare, ending both of these burdensome, dangerous waiting periods imposed on individuals with disabilities that harm their health by delaying needed support.
September 15, 2019
In this time of great division, we are stronger when we remember what binds us. We draw inspiration from the way our Nation--all of us, as citizens and neighbors--came together after the tragedy on 9/11.